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New for 2021 – in response to the pandemic, entries for the Awards can have been premiered in the UK through live streamed concerts and commercial recordings as well as concerts and broadcast performances.
The Ivors Academy has announced that commercial releases eligible for Best Album, Best Song Musically and Lyrically and Best Contemporary Song at The Ivors with Apple Music no longer have to appeared on The Official UK Top 100 chart to be considered.
Entries have opened for Rising Star Award with Apple Music, which honours young British and Irish songwriters with exceptional potential and ambition.
The Ivors Academy has announced that the 66th presentation of Ivor Novello Awards at The Ivors with Apple Music will take place on Tuesday 21st September, with plans to hold the annual awards ceremony at Grosvenor House, London.
Kate Bush joins a roster of songwriter greats, and receives a dedicated Ivor Novello Award and lifetime membership of the Academy. Annie Lennox OBE, Big Boi, Sir Elton John, David Arnold and Joan Armatrading MBE welcome the news.
In a year like no other The Ivors Academy presented Ivor Novello Awards for the 65th year on 2 September 2020. Watch the Award winners acceptance speeches here.